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Veterinary Internship Program – Starting Aug/Sept 2022 and February 2024 and  July 2024

Rainbow Equine Hospital offers an 18 month internship program. There are four interns who live on site 365 days a year. The internship program is open to all new and recently graduated veterinary applicants but in the first instance we would encourage any prospective applicants to visit the hospital as part of our externship program prior to applying.
Our internship program has served as the pathway for progression into first opinion equine ambulatory practice, specialist racehorse practice at home and abroad, as well as residencies in equine surgery, diagnostic imaging and internal medicine specialities. We encourage and expect all our interns to complete and publish a first author research paper or case report and provide them with ample resources and mentoring throughout their time to do so.

Position Available

INTERNSHIP: 12 month internship position to start Aug/Sept 2022 at Rainbow Equine Hospital. Open to MRCVS registered vets, including new graduates, with equine experience. The successful applicant will undergo a rotating discipline internship as part of a four-person internship team. The disciplines are anaesthesia, lameness and poor performance, intensive care and elective hospital cases. The internship is a robust and practical internship in which you are working as part of a busy team seeing in emergencies, maintaining client communication for hospitalised patients, as well as ensuring a high standard of care for hospital patients. To be able to work as part of a team is essential.
Please apply to [email protected] with the names of two current veterinary related referees.

INTERNSHIP: 18 month internship position to start Feb & July 2024 Rainbow Equine Hospital. Open to MRCVS registered vets, including new graduates, with equine experience. The successful applicant will undergo a rotating discipline internship as part of a four-person internship team. The disciplines are anaesthesia, lameness and poor performance, intensive care and elective hospital cases. The internship is a robust and practical internship in which you are working as part of a busy team seeing in emergencies, maintaining client communication for hospitalised patients, as well as ensuring a high standard of care for hospital patients. To be able to work as part of a team is essential.
Please apply to [email protected] with the names of two current veterinary related referees.

Ambulatory Vet

An opportunity exists to join our progressive and dynamic 6 vet ambulatory team, which includes 2 RCVS CertEP holders. The role will be predominantly ambulatory but there will be an opportunity for cases to be worked up further in a hospital environment with the full support of 2 surgical diploma holders, an internal medicine European Specialist and an imaging specialist with 24 hour support from a nursing team and 4 interns.

The usual diagnostic equipment is available (3 portable digital x-ray units, endoscopy and digital ultrasonography). The hospital is fully equipped with surgical facilities, digital radiography, MRI & CT units.

The work load is truly mixed from high level performance horses to children’s ponies.
A competitive package awaits the right candidate including car, accommodation allowance and generous CPD budget.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: depending on experience.

Equine RVN Required

  • RCVS Tier 3 Hospital Status
  • Great scope to improve your skills
  • Facilities and expertise unrivalled in the North East.

 Our equine hospital boasts a great range of state-of-the-art equipment and more highly qualified staff than any other in the region. Since the 1980’s the hospital has been pioneering in equine medicine and surgery, by continually investing in the latest equipment and the best staff we have remained at the forefront.

About You

You will require several skills to be successful for this role these include but are not limited to:

·     Client communication and education
·     Diagnostic imaging preparation and processing
·     Practice protocol knowledge, understanding and adherence
·     Pre-operative and post-surgery patient care
·     Equine experience.

Communication, Compassion, Empathy, Inspiring, Organised, Positive, Reliable, Supportive, Team player, Trustworthy are some of the personal attributes we look for in our candidates.
Your qualifications are certainly essential to success in this role and it is expected that you will demonstrate talent and skill as a Veterinary Nurse. In addition, these qualities are important to us:

·     Living within 20 minutes of the Hospital
·     Ability to travel – own car is essential
·     Ability to commit to an out of hours on call rota (1 in 8 weekends and 3 weekday nights per month)
·     Be physically robust and able to lunge and trot all types and sizes of horses.

Our offer to you

In order to attract talented Veterinary Professionals like you, we offer a comprehensive benefits package – typically this will include: 

·     A salary that will reflect your abilities and future performance
·     HealthShield cash plan
·     Company Pension
·     Paid Annual leave
·     Paid Sick Leave per year
·     A continuing education allocation to assist with your career growth
·     The opportunity to transfer across the company to fulfil your further career aspirations
·     Employee Pet discounts

In addition to the above, we are also happy to explore other remuneration alternatives that may better suit your needs which we will be happy to discuss as our relationship develops.

It’s time to apply….

We hope you have realised that Rainbow Equine Hospital is a great environment and one that encourages quality and excellence in all that we do.
It is time for you to make the next step in your career and join us on our journey. 

To apply for this exceptional opportunity, please send your CV and covering letter to Lorraine Colgan (Practice Manager) through email [email protected]